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#1 Posted by TheFirstLantern (1548 posts) - - Show Bio

Hello fellow Viners!

I have reached the point in my comic book collecting career in which I have many comic books but my OCD is not letting me leave them organized as I have them, currently I have them on a monthly organization system. All June books are in a June box etc. So my question is how do YOU organize your comics?

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#2 Edited by DecoyElite (4021 posts) - - Show Bio

Piles.

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#3 Edited by Ellie_Knightfall (4871 posts) - - Show Bio

Alphabetically by volume, then numerically.

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#4 Posted by Wolverine008 (50926 posts) - - Show Bio

I stack put them all in piles in a box.

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#5 Posted by the_tree (8607 posts) - - Show Bio

A mishmash of alphabetical and chronological order.

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#6 Posted by TekTheNinja (776 posts) - - Show Bio

Piles.

me too. i don't organize much so when i'm looking for a specific comic i have to dig through the piles. XD

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#7 Edited by DecoyElite (4021 posts) - - Show Bio

@decoyelite said:

Piles.

me too. i don't organize much so when i'm looking for a specific comic i have to dig through the piles. XD

Same. It's terrible but I mostly own trades so I find it manageable.

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#8 Posted by DecoyElite (4021 posts) - - Show Bio

For the record I put hardcovers on top to keep the paperbacks from saying open because it annoys me.

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#9 Posted by Ellie_Knightfall (4871 posts) - - Show Bio

And your timing's funny, considering I just organized my trades today

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#10 Posted by longbowhunter (9423 posts) - - Show Bio

I just went through and organized my books back in July. Bagged, boarded, two pieces of tape, alphabetically, chronologically, numerically, annuals and minis for corresponding characters in the back, all in long boxes. I'd love to convert to short boxes with drawers.

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#11 Posted by TekTheNinja (776 posts) - - Show Bio

For the record I put hardcovers on top to keep the paperbacks from saying open because it annoys me.

good idea. i mostly collect in trades, so i should try that.

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#12 Edited by Rabbitearsblog (6532 posts) - - Show Bio

I like to organize my graphic novels in alphabetical order and then by the years they were created. I even have a spreadsheet that I keep on my flash drive to lists all the graphic novels I currently have.

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#13 Posted by DecoyElite (4021 posts) - - Show Bio
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#14 Posted by Yung ANcient One (5274 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't maybe that's why I always lose them. Plus, I let people borrow them. I'd be pissed but it's not like I actually have room for them anyways.

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#15 Posted by Ellie_Knightfall (4871 posts) - - Show Bio

@decoyelite: That was only temporary :P they're all in the bookcase now. Separated by Publisher, then alphabetized by Volume. But all the X-Men books are together, just alphabetical by title within each other, then going by volume number.

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#16 Posted by DecoyElite (4021 posts) - - Show Bio

@ellie_knightfall: JUST THROW THEM INTO A PILE AND LEAVE AN X-MEN STICKY NOTE ON TOP!

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#17 Posted by ragdollpurps (16890 posts) - - Show Bio

Trades are on bookshelves, organized by publisher, alphabetically, then numerically. Issues are organized the same way but in long boxes.

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#18 Posted by DecoyElite (4021 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't maybe that's why I always lose them. Plus, I let people borrow them. I'd be pissed but it's not like I actually have room for them anyways.

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Try taping the to your ceiling, people rarely make use of that space.

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#19 Posted by Ellie_Knightfall (4871 posts) - - Show Bio
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#20 Posted by DecoyElite (4021 posts) - - Show Bio

@decoyelite said:

@ellie_knightfall: JUST THROW THEM INTO A PILE AND LEAVE AN X-MEN STICKY NOTE ON TOP!

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It's funny because it sounds like I toss comics around when I'm actually very careful with most of them.

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#21 Posted by JediXMan (37790 posts) - - Show Bio

TPBs are in chronological order on my shelf.

Comics are organized in short boxes (easier to stack) that are specifically for different categories (X-Men, Batman, Star Wars, Green Lantern, etc. get their own boxes, because there are lots of them).

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#22 Posted by boschePG (3882 posts) - - Show Bio

@thefirstlantern: I separate my comics into boxes. I have my X-Men box, my Avengers box, my DC box, and my miscellaneous box.

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#23 Posted by Black Lantern Mar-vell (2119 posts) - - Show Bio

With over 6,000 comics, the only way I can keep track of them & be able to find them when I want them is to organize them in long boxes alphabetically & numerically. The oversized Graphic novels, larger comic mags (like 'Nam, Savage Sword of Conan, Mad, ect.), & smaller books like Archie Digest all go in a smaller box. I have comics featuring just about every character &/or genre you can imagine, so it's really the only method that would work for me.

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#24 Posted by Dabee (2421 posts) - - Show Bio

I just organize them by publisher/character, but all 40,000+ tend to get less organized as the numbers get higher,

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#25 Posted by ULTRAstarkiller (9118 posts) - - Show Bio
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#26 Posted by RulerOfThisUniverse (6518 posts) - - Show Bio

Comixology does it for me :)

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#27 Posted by The Stegman (36536 posts) - - Show Bio

1. Read them

2. Bag N' Board them

3. Place them in a comic box in alphabetical order, having them go numerically from highest to lowest.

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#28 Posted by knighthood (1917 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman related, X-Men related, Wildstorm (ABC) related, Avengers related sorted in their own sections then alpha and numeric.

Everything else by publisher, alpha, & numeric. Books of any series that I've collected less than 5 of just gets sorted alphabetically/numerically in a random longbox (unless it falls into one of the "related categories above".

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#29 Posted by The Stegman (36536 posts) - - Show Bio

And your timing's funny, considering I just organized my trades today

You have all of Y the last Man...I am jealous.

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#30 Posted by JairamGanpat (1017 posts) - - Show Bio

I throw them in the pit

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#31 Posted by chem86 (445 posts) - - Show Bio

1. Read them

2. Bag N' Board them

3. Place them in a comic box in alphabetical order, having them go numerically from highest to lowest.

This.

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#32 Posted by RedLantern23 (898 posts) - - Show Bio

Alphabetical order. Its the easiest to flip through and find what i want

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#33 Edited by ownagepants (5007 posts) - - Show Bio

i leave them at my friends house

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#34 Posted by TDK_1997 (17446 posts) - - Show Bio

I have different shelves for different publishers and with that I organize my books alphabetically and then chronologally.

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#35 Posted by kriminal (678 posts) - - Show Bio

I got two boxes. one for series im currently reading and another for series im done with because they stopped or I just don't get anymore. I keep all the comics with their series, but they are all over the place in the box. I have everyone in bag and board. I need a third box soon because my box with series that stopped is close to full. I keep trades stacked on my dresser

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#36 Posted by dondave (41479 posts) - - Show Bio
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#37 Posted by flazam (2611 posts) - - Show Bio

I have a Shelf for Marvel Single Issue

I have a Shelf for DC single Issues

and a shelf for trades Marvel or DC

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#38 Posted by DecoyElite (4021 posts) - - Show Bio

@flazam said:

I have a Shelf for Marvel Single Issue

I have a Shelf for DC single Issues

and a shelf for trades Marvel or DC

And where do you keep your non-Marvel or DC comics?

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#39 Posted by The_jackolantern (501 posts) - - Show Bio

Bag,boarded in separate boxes.dc,marvel,indie, finished with comics

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#40 Posted by jumpstart55 (9488 posts) - - Show Bio

Recently read ones go on top,And the ones that i haven't read in a while go on the bottom.

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#41 Posted by Bierschneeman (4311 posts) - - Show Bio

comixology organizes them for me

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#43 Posted by DecoyElite (4021 posts) - - Show Bio

@flazam: Yes good to separate them from the diseased mainstream stuff.

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#44 Posted by flazam (2611 posts) - - Show Bio
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#45 Posted by wolverine1610 (257 posts) - - Show Bio

i have 3 bins, one for regular old comics, another for number 1's or rare issues or issues where something significant happens, then one that holds the entire series, like so far i have every issue of superior spider-man, ultimate spidey, cable and x-force, uncanny avenger, uncanny x-men etc

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#46 Posted by DecoyElite (4021 posts) - - Show Bio
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#47 Posted by guttridgeb (4881 posts) - - Show Bio

Bagged and boarded in boxes in alphabetical order (from the indicia) then numerical. Volumes with the same title are chronologically ordered.

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#48 Posted by Veshark (9458 posts) - - Show Bio

Arranged alphabetically, and then the comics themselves are sometimes ordered by chronological volume.

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#49 Edited by Catsnlynne (1189 posts) - - Show Bio

I do mine alphabetically and numerically. Also since I don't have lot of space now, I put some comic book titles with others. I put Demon Knights and Stormwatch with Earth 2. Red Hood and the Outlaws are with Green Arrow. Deathstroke and Grifter are with Savage Hawkman, and Captain Atom is with The Flash. I also have a separate box for my Marvel comic books and I also put Black Bat and Captain Midnight there too.

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#50 Posted by Doomnaut (2442 posts) - - Show Bio

I throw my comics away when I'm done reading them.